Please see programme below for ISCRAES 2020 (subject to change)

Date   Time  Category
03-11 18:00-20:00 Registration opening at the venue.
  19:00-21:00 Reception and networking at the venue.
04-11  08:00-17:00 Registration continues.




Welcome speech: Prof. Mark Rogers, Registrar, Deputy President and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Introduction of CRAES/ISCRAES:   Dr. M. Ibrahim Khalil, Coordinator (CRAES) and Convenor (ISCRAES 2020).

Opening speech:      1. Ms. Mairead McGuinness, MEP, First Vice President of the European Parliament (TBC).

2. TBC

  10:00-10:30 Coffee break
  Plenary speech (30 min talk+10 min questions)
  10:30-11:10 1.   Dr. Zitouni Ould-Dada, FAO, Rome, Italy. Global Perspectives and Inter-linkages of FAO‘s Climate-Smart Agriculture with UN SDGs.
  11:10-12:00 2.     Prof. Nina Buchmann, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Agroecosystems today and in the future: Drivers of or driven by climate change.
  12:00-12:40 3.     Prof. Alan Matthews, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Promoting Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems in the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.
   12:40-13:40 Lunch break
  13:40-15:30 Parallel sessions: Keynote (25 min talk+ 5 min questions) & oral (12 min talk + 3 min questions)
  Arable Cropping Systems

Chair: Prof. Kazuyuki Inubushi (Chiba Univ., Japan)

Co-Chair: Dr. Elizabeth Pattey (Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada)

Grassland Systems

Chair: Dr. Katja Klumpp (INRAE, France)

Co-Chair: Dr. Mhairi Coyle (James Hutton Institute, United Kingdom)

  Speaker Title of presentation Speaker Title of presentation
  13:40-14:10 Keynote address

Prof. Jørgen E. Olesen, Aarhus University, Denmark

A matrix of quantitative indicators of sustainable agriculture at national scales Keynote address

Prof. Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Drivers of greenhouse gas footprints in grassland production systems.
  14:10-15:25 Oral: 5 speakers To be included Oral: 5 speakers To be included
  15:25-15:55 Coffee break (Poster and networking)
  15:55-17:40 Oral: 7 speakers To be included Oral: 7 speakers To be included
05-11 Flash talks (4 min talk + 2 min questions) Flash talks (4 min talk + 2 min questions)
  8:30-9:00 5 speakers To be included 5 speakers To be included
  Decision Support Tools (Sponsor: GFZ-Potsdam, Germany/GHG-Manage)

Chair:  Prof. Christoph Müller (J-L Univ. Giessen, Germany)                   

Co-Chair: Dr. Inge Jonckheere (FAO, Italy)


Chair: Dr. Klara Finkele (Met Eireann, Ireland)

Co-Chair: Dr. Tamara Hochstrasser (UCD, Ireland)

  9:00-9:30 Keynote address:

Dr. Jon Hillier, Edinburgh University, Scotland, UK.

Decision support tools for environmentally sustainable farming: How do they help? Keynote address:


  9:30-10:30 Oral: 4 speakers To be included Oral:  4 speakers To be included
  10:30-11:15 Coffee break (Poster and networking)
  11:15-13:00 Oral: 7 speakers To be included Oral: 7 speakers To be included
  13:00-14:00 Lunch break
  14:00-14:30 Flash talks: 5 speakers To be included Flash talks: 5 speakers To be included
  Socio-economic Costing

Chair: Dr. Laurence Shalloo (Teagasc, Ireland).

Co-Chair: Dr. Joanne Fitzgerald (IT Carlow, Ireland)

Agro-Silvo-Pastoral Systems

Chair: Prof. Gerardo Moreno (Univ. de Extremadura, Spain)

Co-Chair: Dr. Narindra H. Rakotovao (Univ. Antananarivo, Madagascar)

  14:30-15:00 Keynote address:

Dr. Stephane De Cara, INRA-AgroParisTech, France.

Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture: An economist’s perspective. Keynote address:

Prof. Jim McAdam OBE, Agri Food & Biosciences Institute, NI, UK.

The potential of agro-silvo-pastoral systems to address climate resilience and mitigation.
  15:00-15:30 Oral: 2 speakers To be included Oral: 2 speakers To be included
  15:15-16:00 Coffee break (Poster and networking)
  16:00-18:00 Oral: 8 speakers To be included Oral: 8 speakers To be included
  18:00-18:30 Flash talks: 5 speakers To be included Flash talks: 5 speakers To be included
  19:30-22:00 Gala dinner at the venue.
06-11 8:30-10:00 Panel discussion

Moderator: Prof. Bruce Osborne (UCD, Ireland)

Rapporteurs: Prof. Mary Kelly-Quinn, Dr. Brian Tobin and Ms. Sinead McGinley (UCD)

Agricultural Systems as a Holistic Approach to Mitigate Climate Change and Environmental Pressures

Panel members:

·  Dr. Frank O’Mara,  FACCE ERA-GAS and Teagasc, Ireland.

·  Mr. Bill Callanan,  Department of Food, Agriculture and the Marine, Ireland.

·  Dr. Bernard Hyde, Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland.

·  Stakeholder from NI, United Kingdom (TBC).

·  Multidisciplinary stakeholders from Germany, France, the Netherlands and Poland (TBC).

  10:00-10:45 Coffee break (Poster and networking)
  10:45-13:00 Panel discussion Continues
  13:00-14:00 Lunch break
  Workshop (Sponsor: GHG-Manage)

Facilitators/Rapporteurs: Dr. Bart Krujt (WUR, Netherlands), Dr. Jon Yearsley (UCD, Ireland), Dr. Anna  Walkiewicz (IP, Poland) and Dr. Syed Islam (UCD, Ireland).

Land Use Mosaics and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Roundtable multidisciplinary teams to discuss and explore scientific & technological ideas/thoughts and innovation policy for reducing GHGs from different landscape mosaics.

  14:00-14:10 Opening speech Dr. Frank O’Mara, FACCE ERA-GAS Coordinator and Director Research, Teagasc, Ireland.
  14:10-16:15 Workshop Continues
  15:30-16:00 Coffee break
  16:00-17:50 Workshop Continues
  17:50-18:00 Closing speech Prof. Tasman Crowe, Director, UCD Earth Institute, University College Dublin, Ireland.
  18:00 Wrap-up